"Daily Show" blasts New York Times over dueling Netanyahu ads

And of course they mock trend pieces in the Styles section

By Sarah Gray
March 4, 2015 8:12PM (UTC)
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On Tuesday night Jon Stewart continued his coverage of Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress by looking at the media firestorm the speech created -- including dueling advertisements at the New York Times. Stewart and correspondent Aasif Mandvi poked fun at how the sale of Israel-related ads in the times could save the print industry, and they got in a few jabs at the generally late-to-the-party Styles section trend pieces.

But in a similar vein to how Stewart has covered Israel-related news events in the past, the overall humor in the segment was as complex, self-deprecating, and difficult to articulate as actual Israel-related issues. Watch below:


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